Historic Markers Across Georgia

Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: 501 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.314    W 084° 22.269
  33.75523333    -84.37115
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Built 1895. Purchased 1909 by Dr. King's maternal grandfather, Dr. A. D. Williams. Birthplace of Dr. King 1929. Acquired with assistance of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1974. Designated as part of the National Historic Site 1980. Dedicated as part of Freedom Hall Complex 1982. Renovated with the assistance of the Johnson's Wax Fund, Inc. 1983.


For more information:
Wikipedia - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nobel Prize - Martin Luther King, Jr. - Biographical
NAACP - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
SCLC - Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Wikipedia - NAACP
Wikipedia - SCLC
Wikipedia - Civil Rights Act of 1964
Wikipedia - Racism
Wikipedia - Racial segregation in the United States